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Chemistry of Materials
SRI’s Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory develops and advances materials and their processes through a broad range of chemical approaches. R&D approaches include synthesis of new polymeric materials such as:
Functional and structural polysiloxanes
Synthesis involves novel reactions and highly efficient organometallic catalysis.
Other activities involve ceramic and polymer processing including advanced composites and nanocomposites, and synthesis of ceramic nanopowders such as functionalized phosphors and contrast agents. SRI also studies fiber-reinforced ceramic and polymeric composites and various inorganic coatings and films with robust or optoelectronic performance.
Our research focuses on protection of ceramics, metals, and polymeric structures via wet-coating techniques.
To meet an important military challenge, SRI is designing a sensor system that can disappear on command.